Obese Can't Adopt. What??
What is wrong with people? Do we not live in a society that is supposed to see all men created equal? I just saw this story on the internet and it made me really sad for this country’s future. How many children out there are in foster homes or group homes and have no one willing to adopt them? Gary Stocklaufer and his wife want to adopt their cousin’s child but have been barred because he is obese. Apparently the judge even told them that he didn’t believe Gary would live to be over 63-years-old. This is disgusting. There are NO guarantees in this life. My dad was only 46-years-old when he died. Does that mean he should never have been allowed to be a father? Now Gary is going to undergo gastric bypass in an effort to lose weight so he can be eligible to adopt. Why must he jump through that kind of hoop? Also, he and his wife have been foster parents for years. They’re good enough to be foster parents but not adoptive parents? I just don’t understand how people can think that leaving the baby in foster care is better than letting a loving family adopt him. You can read about it here and here.